What is Rishi Sunak’s religion? Explore the faith of Tory candidate for leadership

As the Tory leadership contest between Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss progresses, we’re continuing to explore the lives and careers of the two candidates and those close to them. So, what is the chosen religion of former chancellor Rishi Sunak – is he a Hindu?

What is Rishi Sunak’s religion?

I was born in Southampton in 1980 to parents of Punjabi heritage. Sunak is openA variety of occasions were used to discuss his cultural heritage as well as his religion.

Rishi Sunak refers to himself as a Hindu and subscribes to Hinduism.

Hinduism, the third largest religion worldwide, is India’s largest and most popular religion. 1.2 billion peopleBeing said to be practicing the faith.

The following is an Interview with Business StandardSunak was questioned about his identity in 2015

“I am thoroughly British, this is my home and my country, but my religious and cultural heritage is Indian, my wife is Indian. I am open about being a Hindu”.

Sunak said in his Business Standard interview that he doesn’t eat beef. As it is customary with practicing Hindus, the possible PM in waiting is also teetotal.

Sunak’s Parliamentary oath

The ‘Oath of Allience’ is a promise that must be made by every Member of Parliament, new or returning, when they take their seat – either after an election, by-election or following the passing of a monarch.

The Queen and the state are required to affirm the commitment of MPs to the Queen by giving them a set of words. They can also hold any sacred text they choose while doing so. It can be a Bible, Quaran or another sacred text.

Sunak was Chief Secretary of the Treasury during the 2019 General Election. He held up a copy. ‘Bhagwad Gita’. It is a Hindu holy text, displaying once more his pride in the Hindu faith.

Alok Sharma, a British cabinet minister at the time, also swears on the Bhagwadgita. The most diverse mix of Parliamentarians ever – with no less than 65 non-white MPs.

Sunak – a possible history maker

If Sunak is elected to be the leader of the Conservative party and, subsequently the UK’s next Prime Minister – he would be making history.

The Parliament regularly returns a few minority ethnic MPs but Number 10 Downing Street has not been praised for its diversity.

There have never been any minority-ethnic Prime Ministers in modern times. If Rishi Sunak is elected on September 5, he will be the first Hindu Prime Minister and the first PM from an ethnic minority since Benjamin Disraeli in 1922. According to reports.

Conservative Party members have the opportunity to cast ballots, and the public is encouraged to learn about the outcome of this race between Rishi and Liz Sunak in September.

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